WTF……. If what Elliott says happened last Thursday did actually happen the way he originally said it did, the school just convinced the victim of bullying to apologize to his bully. Jesus Christ… How fucked up is that?
I also learned that they aren’t keeping them separated anymore like I was promised at the beginning of December.
Part of the reason I’m shaking so much is because I’m trying to handle this the right way. I’m trying to follow procedure and not go into the school, half cocked and raising Hell. Handling this wrong could just make things worse.
I also realize that Elliott’s not perfect and if he has ownership in this, that needs to be addressed as well. That said, it doesn’t appear that Elliott’s anything more than a target. I’ve had another parent or a student in Elliott’s class reach out to me and explain that after reading about the bullying that was going on, they asked their child if anyone in their class was being treated unfairly. Without any knowledge of what was going on, they said that Elliott is not being treated nicely. I know something is going on.
Choosing to take a restrained approach is not easy but I feel it’s the right thing to do at this point. It’s the right example to set and it teaches my kids to learn the facts before jumping to conclusions or making assumptions. At the same time, I’m making sure that Elliott knows we have his back completely and I’ve made that clear to the school as well.